Greene Introduces Bill to Award Congressional Gold Medal to Rittenhouse
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to Kyle Rittenhouse for “protecting the community of Kenosha, Wisconsin, during a Black Lives Matter (BLM) riot on August 25, 2020.”
The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest honor Congress can award an individual or institution. It’s unlikely the bill will move forward in the Democratic-controlled House and Senate, with no co-sponsors.
“Kyle Rittenhouse deserves to be remembered as a hero who defended his community, protected businesses, and acted lawfully in the face of lawlessness. I’m proud to file this legislation to award Kyle Rittenhouse a Congressional Gold Medal,” Greene said in a statement.
Recently, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) offered Rittenhouse an internship.
“We are concerned that awarding Kyle with a Congressional Gold Medal will give him a big head during the internship with our office,” a spokesperson for Gaetz said.
The highly-politicized case became a rallying point, with the left portraying and condemning Rittenhouse as a white-supremacist vigilante and the right embracing him as a folk hero.
Despite the high-profile attention from politicians, Rittenhouse has maintained that his trial was not about politics.
“No matter what your opinion is or where you stand, this wasn’t a political case, it shouldn’t have been a political case, it was made a political case,” the 18-year-old recently told Tucker Carlson. “It has nothing to do with race, and the ways people are twisting this is sickening.”